Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Hikmat Chedid at LCCC recycles computers

Here is an interesting story that ran in the (Lorain) Morning Journal on February 12, 2007. Professor Chedid has spoken at an LCCUG meeting in the past and was a fascinating speaker. Read about his recycling project here:


Paint Shop Pro X - sale!

Paint Shop Pro is a GREAT tool for editing photos! Less expensive than Photoshop, this program is one that we teach in the computer lab at St Joseph's Learning Center. It is reviewed in the current club newsletter by former LCCUG president Cathy Ratcliff.

Right now Version X is available at Nothing But Software's website for $28.49. Version XI is latest version available for around $99.00 but you can't beat this price for the slightly older version, if you don't have it yet at all. I'm not sure how long this sale will last.

You can avoid shipping and handling if you arrange to pick it up at the Avon location. Email me if you would like to know how to do that. mailto:

Thursday, February 08, 2007

What's Cool with IE 7

The new Microsoft browser, Internet Explorer 7, will arrive on your computer through automatic updates if you have them turned on. Otherwise you can get the download from:

Here is an article from Microsoft about 5 ways Internet Explorer 7 helps you get more done.

The article explains how you can:

1. Find what you need more quickly with tabbed browsing
2. Eliminate printing mishaps with advanced printing features
3. Search the Web directly from the IE7 toolbar
4. Save time with improved RSS Feed support
5. Stop being bait with the new Phishing Filter

New: Daylight Savings Time

Microsoft Products & Daylight Savings Time

Did you know Daylight Savings Time is moving up three weeks beginning this year? Apparently in August of 2005, the U.S. Congress passed the Energy Policy Act, which changes both the move-up and move-back times.

Microsoft has posted a bulletin about when the new time change will take effect (second Sunday in March), which Microsoft products will be affected, and in what way. Here’s the link:

from Microsoft’s Mindshare January Newsletter